I have finished my March block but as they say not a happy camper. I have used bigger beads and made silk flowers but they just don't seem right. Perhaps when the blocks are sewn together it will look better.
I am making another Wagga, this time from recycled curtain backing, flanelette shirts and flanelette sheets. So far I have managed to hand dye the curtain backing and sew one round of the logs.
I enjoy making Waggas because they remind me of my childhood. My Wagga was bright jewel colours and and I remember snuggling under it on cold winters days. While talking with my mother the other day I discovered it was made from curtain fabrics sewn together crazy patch style and the middle layer was flour bags. With 5 children under 7 and one wage coming into the house I understand why we all had a Wagga.
What has all this got to do with Google searches?
I wanted to look at some images of Waggas before I wrote this post and typed in Images of Wagga rugs. While I was scrolling through the image I found an image of the last one I made. I am not sure to be disconcerted or pleased that my Wagga comes up in a google search.
If you would like to find out more, view photos of Waggas and Australian historical quilts visit http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/nqr/ The Quilt Tree has information and images of some of Australia's earliest quilts
Hope you are all enjoying your East. Please stay safe.